U.S. Fulbright Grantees in Bulgaria

Academic Year 2017-2018

SCHOLARS
  • Brian Murphy
    Field of Specialization: Law
    Home Institution: Self-Employed Attorney at Law
    Host Institution in Bulgaria:Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
  • Jesse Scinto
    Field of Specialization:Communications
    Home Institution: Columbia University, New York, NY
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad
  • Brenda Tooley
    Field of Specialization:Literature
    Home Institution:Knox College, Monmouth, IL
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Veliko Tarnovo University “St. Cyril and St Methodius”, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Denis Vovchenko
    Field of Specialization:History and Political Science
    Home Institution:Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
  • Nancy Virginia Whitehouse
    Field of Specialization: Journalism
    Home Institution:Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • Benjamin Bush
    Field of Specialization:Creative Writing
    Project Title:Novel on Migration and Cultural Influence in Bulgaria
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, Sofia
  • Eliza Campbell
    Field of Specialization:Political Science, Arabic
    Project Title:Refugee Resettlement and Education in Bulgaria: Mapping the Field
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: UNHCR and Caritas, Sofia
  • Kristina Frye
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title:Brain Drain or Brain Gain? A Comparative Study of Bulgarian and Romanian Youth Migration
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
  • Ashlee Hart
    Field of Specialization:Archaeology
    Project Title:Convening Cultures in Iron Age Thrace: An examination of Indigenous Ceramics and Identity
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia
  • Daniel Keifer
    Field of Specialization:History
    Project Title:Dissemination of Historical Experiences as an Influence on Bulgarian International Affairs
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
  • Matthew Schueller
    Field of Specialization:Archaeology
    Project Title:Entertainment Venues as Network Actors in Roman Macedonia and Thrace
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Balkan Heritage Foundation, Sofia
ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTS
  • Allison Bailey
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, French, Theatre Arts
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vidin, Bulgaria
  • Erica Boden
    Field of Specialization: Finance, Economics
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Silistra, Bulgaria
  • Anna Brainerd
    Field of Specialization:Integrative Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  • Faith Brown
    Field of Specialization: Communications
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • Boris Busov
    Field of Specialization:Biomolecular Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sliven, Bulgaria
  • Isabella Carey
    Field of Specialization: Sociology, History
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ruse, Bulgaria
  • Hannah Combe
    Field of Specialization:English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Megan Dale
    Field of Specialization: International Development, Spanish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Emily Donlon
    Field of Specialization:English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Shumen, Bulgaria
  • Emily Enquist
    Field of Specialization:International Business, Anthropology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Savannah Fortis
    Field of Specialization: German Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Joshua Goldstein
    Field of Specialization: Mathematics, Chemistry
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Mirenda Gwin
    Field of Specialization: History, Media Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Mari Henderson
    Field of Specialization: Global Affairs, Political Communication
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Silistra, Bulgaria
  • Anna Hernick
    Field of Specialization:International Political Economy
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Nathan Jacobson
    Field of Specialization: Religion, Sociology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria
  • Sadie James
    Field of Specialization: Psychology, Gender Studies, Education
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Smolyan, Bulgaria
  • Patrick Larson
    Field of Specialization: Economics
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kardzhali, Bulgaria
  • Hannah Lemberg
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, Women and Gender Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Megan Lough
    Field of Specialization:English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Chinmayi Manjunath
    Field of Specialization: Mathematics, Philosophy
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Montana, Bulgaria
  • Maureen Marsh
    Field of Specialization: Russian Studies, Educational Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Pravets, Bulgaria
  • Amanda Mayer
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, Diplomacy, Spanish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vidin, Bulgaria
  • Marcus Michael
    Field of Specialization:ESL, Linguistics
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kyustendil, Bulgaria
  • Lindsay Mickles
    Field of Specialization: Intercultural Communication, Visual Communication
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Tajia Moertle
    Field of Specialization: English Literature
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Emily Paxson
    Field of Specialization:International Studies, German
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Lovech, Bulgaria
  • Thomas Petrino
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, Creative Writing
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dobrich, Bulgaria
  • Aaron Ross
    Field of Specialization Business Administration, Finance, Insurance
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Panagyurishte, Bulgaria
  • Claire Russel
    Field of Specialization: International Relations, French
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Razgrad, Bulgaria
  • Keegan Scott
    Field of Specialization: International Studies, Turkish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Galabovo, Bulgaria
  • Brian Shouse
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, History, Philosophy
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Pleven, Bulgaria
  • Helena Tatgenhorst
    Field of Specialization:Geosciences, Biological Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ruse, Bulgaria
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Bulgarian Fulbright Grantees

Academic Year 2017-2018

VISITING SCHOLARS

Dr. Petya Dimitrova

Field of specialization:  Immunology                                                                              

Home Institution: BAS, Institute of Microbiology

Host Institution in the U.S.: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Length of Program: 3 months, starting September 2017

Dr. Tanya Dimova

Field of specialization: Immunobiology

Home Institution:  BAS, Institute of Biology

Host Institution in the U.S.: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Length of Program: 5 months, starting February 2018

Dr. Ana Ganeva

Field of specialization: Music

Home Institution: Veliko Turnovo University

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Washington, Seattle WA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting February 2018

Dr. Bozhil Hristov

Field of specialization: Linguistics

Home Institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Texas-Austin, Austin TX

Length of Program: 5 months, starting January, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov

Field of specialization: Medicine     

Home Institution:  National Reference Laboratory of HIV

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Length of Program: 5 months, starting January 2018

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jivko Kissovski

Field of specialization: Physics        

Home Institution:  Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Host Institution in the U.S.: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting August 2017

Prof. Dr. Kornelia Slavova

Field of specialization: Theatre/Drama

Home Institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting September 2017

 Dr. Julia Stefanova  

Field of specialization: Economics  

Home Institution:  BAS, Economic Research Institute

Host Institution in the U.S.: American University, Washington DC

Length of Program: 3 months, starting October 2017

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivo Topalilov  

Field of specialization: Archeology 

Home Institution:  Shumen University “Konstantin Preslavski”

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC

Length of Program: 3 months, starting April 2018

HUBERT HUMPHREY FELLOWS

Dr. Svetla Borisova

Field of specialization: Substance Abuse Treatment               

Home institution: “Sveta Marina” University Hospital, Varna

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: University of California-Davis, CA; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Length of Program: 12 months, starting June 2017

SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Svetla Baeva

Field of specialization: Public Relations             

Home institution: Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: Change.org, New York, NY

Length of Program: 5 months, starting October 2017

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Blagovest Blagoev

Field of study: Transport Engineering

Home institution: “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport, Sofia

Pursued degree: MUPP in Urban Planning and Policy

Host Institution in the U.S.:  The University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Length of Program: 9 months, starting August 2017

Deniza Georgieva

Field of study: Psychology

Home institution: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Pursued degree: Masters in General Psychology

Host Institution in the U.S.: City College of New York, The City University of New York, NY

Length of Program: 9 months, starting from August 2017

Evgeni Minchev

Field of study: Law

Home institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Pursued degree: LLM

Host Institution in the U.S.: Georgetown University – Law Center, Washington DC

Length of Program: 9 months, starting August 2017

Margarita Pavlova

Field of study: Psychology              

Home institution: New Bulgarian University, Sofia        

Pursued degree: PhD in Psychology          

Host Institution in the U.S.: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Length of Program: 10 months, starting July 2017

Hristiana Videnova

Field of study: Economics

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”

Pursued degree: MAPSS in Social Sciences

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Chicago – Division of Social Sciences, Chicago IL

Length of Program: 12 months, starting September 2017

NON-DEGREE RESEARCH GRANTS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Borislav Momchilov

Field of study: History                                                     

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”

Host Institution in the U.S.: Harvard University, American Studies Program, Cambridge, MA

Length of Program: 6 months, starting September 2017

Evelina Prodanova

Field of study: Organizational Psychology                        

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”                                             

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Southern California-Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA

Length of Program: 6 months, starting August 2017

 

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